Seoul Cruise Port Guide

Seoul cruises offer everything a discerning traveler to Asia looks for: a vibrant culinary scene, ancient palaces, intricate temples, and an energy that comes from a blend of the traditional and the dazzlingly new. Marvel at the ornate shrines at the hillside Buddhist temple of Bogeun-sa, or tour the elaborate Gyeongbokgung Palace. Hike through lush forests in nearby Bukhansan National Park. Back in the city, browse Insadong Street for art and antiques, and make time to try Seoul’s celebrated street food.

A cruise from Seoul is a chance to get further under the skin of this complex region. Learn about Japan’s ancient culture and rituals in spiritual Kyoto, dotted with temples and shrines. Visit iconic Mount Fuji for hiking, immersion in nature, or simply photographing this most revered of mountains. Head to Jeju, Korea’s vacation island, for green mountains, fishing villages, beaches, and temples. Indulge all your senses in this fascinating region on an Asia cruise with Celebrity.

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Top Destinations on Cruises from Seoul, South Korea

Kyoto (Osaka), Japan

Discover Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital, a serenely beautiful place of intricate temples and shrines, graceful geishas, castles, and Zen gardens. Walk through thousands of red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha, a shrine dating back to the 8th century. Admire Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, which shimmers in the sunlight. Watch a geisha performance of song and dance, and find your own Zen calm in Ryoanji Temple’s minimalist rock garden.

Jeju Island, South Korea

South Korea’s largest island is a playground for nature lovers, with beautiful beaches, emerald mountains, cascading waterfalls, and mysterious caves. Hike Hallasan, South Korea’s tallest mountain, for dazzling views. Explore the area’s unique museums dedicated to everything from tea to teddy bears. Cool off at Jeju Waterworld, which combines water slides with spa treatments and hot tubs. Remember to try the spectacular seafood harvested by female free divers known as “mermaids”.

Mt. Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain, a nearly perfectly shaped conical volcano. It’s been captured in endless photographs and paintings, but it’s even more impressive up close. Hike in the lush green forests of Hakone National Park. Bathe in the Oshino Hakkai Springs, fed by meltwater from the mountain. There’s great shopping at the waterfront S-Pulse Dream Plaza in Shimizu port, where you can also try the local tuna, eel, and Fujiyama beer.

Our Ship Sailing to & from Seoul, South Korea

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Why Sail From Seoul with Celebrity Cruises

On our cruises to Seoul and further afield in Asia, your contemporary Celebrity ship will provide a soothing and comfortable home from home, waiting to welcome you after busy and enriching days ashore. Relax in the spa and treat yourself to a massage or facial. Enjoy world-class cuisine, including exquisite sushi and sashimi in Sushi on Five, and fine Italian dishes in Tuscan Grille.

Elevate your experience to The Retreat, our most exclusive vacation experience, where you’ll enjoy a spacious suite as well as a private lounge, gourmet dining in Luminae at The Retreat, and so much more.

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Seoul Cruise Port Facilities & Location

Seoul cruises depart from Incheon, a busy port city about 90 minutes’ drive from the capital. You’ll dock at Incheon’s modern cruise terminal, which has Wi-Fi, restrooms, a tourist information desk, and a café. Getting into the center of Seoul is possible by taxi (have your intended destination written in Korean), bus, or by using the efficient subway system.

Top Sights & Attractions in Seoul, South Korea

National Museum of Korea

The National Museum of Korea is almost unimaginably vast, housing more than 420,000 artifacts spanning time, from prehistory to the present day. Wander the different galleries to admire exquisite artworks, sculptures, and historical pieces from calligraphy to Buddhist ceramics. Explore the leafy grounds, where elaborate pagodas and larger sculptures are displayed. There are tours in English so you can learn more about Korea’s rich cultural heritage.

Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park

Designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza and Park, or DDP, is a curvy, futuristic landmark in Seoul dedicated to arts, culture, and events in the city. The sweeping architecture alone makes it well worth a visit for a photograph. Concerts, fashion shows, and art exhibits are common at DDP, and it’s one of the most widely visited attractions in Seoul. You just might run into a Korean celebrity or K-pop star while you’re there.

Gyeongbokgung Palace

The late 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace, home of Korea’s royal family, is regarded as one of Seoul’s most beautiful. Although it was destroyed by fire in the 16th century and restored some 300 years later, much of the ornate decoration from the early Joseon dynasty has remained intact. You’ll also find the National Folk Museum and the National Palace Museum of Korea on the premises, as well as ornamental gardens.

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Top Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea

Hike & Rock Climb in Bukhansan National Park

Seoul is surrounded by mountains and forests, with Bukhansan National Park one of the best areas for hiking and communing with nature near the city. Stroll alongside rushing streams and through gorges against a backdrop of woodland and jagged granite peaks. The summits of Baegunbong, Insubong, and Mangyongbong are all easily attainable if you’re reasonably fit.  From some areas, you can see the entire Seoul skyline stretching out below you.

See the City From the 63 Square Skyscraper

One of Seoul’s most famous landmarks, the 63 Square skyscraper shimmers gold in the sunlight thanks to a film of 24-carat gold leaf covering each of its 14,000 panes of glass. When it was built in 1985, it was one of the tallest buildings in the world. A high-speed glass elevator whizzes you to the 60th-floor observatory in just 25 seconds; you may even imagine you’re taking off in a rocket. Your reward from the top is jaw-dropping views across the city and the Han River.

Shop on Insadong Street

Insadong Street is famous for art and antique shopping; the main street and the narrow alleys that fan off it are home to more than 100 galleries. Here, you can shop for traditional Korean art, folk art, pieces by up-and-coming artists, and sculptures. Amid all this creativity are traditional tea houses and inviting restaurants. On weekends, when Insadong is closed to traffic, you’ll also find street performers, pop-up candy stalls, and fortune tellers plying their trade.

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